Dell Mini 1012 Discussion forum on the new 2010 Dell Mini 1012, featuring an Intel Atom N450 CPU.
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Join Date: Nov 2010
02-01-2011, 08:21 PM
I use mine for taking notes in class, web browsing, checking email, some word processing, etc. I had intended to use it as a video streaming PC for when I travel for work but it's inability to not choke itself to death on anything resembling HD video has me a little peaved. Some light gaming is possible but not anything in the realm of what I consider a decent time killer. The best use I've found for it besides note taking has been at work as a replacement for my "server crash cart".
I use an Epiphan KVM2USB module in concert with my 1012 to connect to servers in my racks that don't have KVMs. It works pretty well for that although I do need to get the Bluetooth module from Dell so I don't have to tether my mouse and play untangle the USB cord games when I'm done. Link to KVM2USB here:
KVM2USB | Other applications | Products | Epiphan Systems
Join Date: Jan 2011
02-08-2011, 08:21 PM
I don't think I will add a solid state drive to my mini first, the RAM upgrade is what I will attempt first. Then maybe think of a SSD HD. I really am loving my mini computer though, finding myself playing a lot of the same game:
Boy is that fun! LOL! I wish I could have the patience for more solitare style games but I just don't so the same game it is! I haven't got a word processing program on here yet either, but I figure I won't be writing much on this machine, I got a great ergonomic keyboard for my birthday last year and that is awesome to write on. I just haven't felt like writing. I surf mostly anymore.
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